photo by Petra Schmidt
A brilliant philosophical comedy (theater play) by my favorite script-writer Steve Jones.
I have to admit that I never really liked theater, or better to say never really understood it. But this case is truly an exception: even knowing that most of my dearest readers will not be able to attend the performance (for it is only in Vienna, 10-26 January), I still can not keep myself from praising it here.
The reason is, HERO AND ZERO covers one of the topics – ego and superego (conditionings) I really love to blog about. But blogging is not the thing, one has to SEE the play!
The story goes like this:
Eric wakes up one day to discover that Hero, (his Ego and rational ‘left-brain’) along with Zero (his emotional ‘right-brain’) are not where they are supposed to be, in his head, but are manifested as two distinct personalities, and they’re sitting on his bed! All the crazy thoughts within Eric’s brain are now played out by Hero and Zero – right in front of him! Eric becomes their puppet and they do everything in their power to distract, confuse and manipulate him. This comedic play follows Eric through a day-in-the-life as he struggles to overcome their subtle games in order to connect to the only real thing in his life – his true self.
Today more and more people feel that their heads are full of
rubbish thoughts. These thoughts are part of us, but it is not what we really are. HERO AND ZERO shows a human head like in an X-ray box, shows it witty, expressive and yet touching the depth of the viewer.
And who knows, may be one day we will see HERO AND ZERO as a Hollywood blockbuster?
But today – Applause! Applause! Applause!